A Letter from the Chair

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“On Being Lost” by Mark Mossman I love getting lost. I love getting lost when I am traveling somewhere, when I am talking with a friend, when I am telling a story to… Continue reading

2015-2016 Awards and Announcements

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Award Winning Students Each spring, the English and Journalism Departments awards $20,000 in scholarships and fellowships for our graduate and undergraduate students.  We are pleased to announce the following students were awarded English… Continue reading

Reading is Fearless: A Boiler Room Reading Series Experience

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This is my last week as an undergrad. When I signed up for the April Boiler Room Reading Series I thought, “I want to do this one last time before I leave.” The… Continue reading

Interview with Barbara Ashwood

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By Meghan Haupers I interviewed English professor Barbara Ashwood and learned a lot about her time as a student and as a professor. She also shared a bit about her personal life and referenced students… Continue reading

Dean Johnson: English Alum Writing His Way Into the Future

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When you talk to Dean Johnson (BA English ‘61, MA ‘68) about his remarkable career as a teacher, journalist, editor, and writer, he often says “I had the good luck to be in… Continue reading

Strong English Department Representation at TEDxWesternIllinoisUniversity

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English faculty represented half of the speakers in Western Illinois University’s first-ever TEDx event, hosted by The Presidents Institute on the fifth of April. The theme for the event was Embracing Uncertainty, and Dr.… Continue reading

Dinner and Globalization

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By Molly Cameron April eighth saw another of Sigma Tau Delta’s Dinner and Conversation events. The featured speaker of the evening was Dr. Roberta Di Carmine, a film professor here at Western, presenting… Continue reading

The English Major in Macomb

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  Unlike Western Illinois University, most universities are based in large, English major friendly towns. Take Springfield, for example, home of University of Illinois-Springfield. Among the outlet malls, White Oaks Mall, department stores,… Continue reading

Proust Questionnaire-Jo Chapman

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Jo Chapman is a second-year English graduate student at WIU. She has taught in the public school system, is fluent in Spanish, and has many incredible stories and experiences to share with the… Continue reading

Remembering Professor Forrest Robinson

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A Remembrance by Professor Barbara Harroun In the Fall of 1994, I took ENG 200: Introduction to Poetry with Professor Forrest Robinson. He wore tweed coats with patches on the elbows, dress shirts… Continue reading